Initial Teacher Training: The Dialogue of Ideology and Culture

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Overview

This text provides an account of the relationship between successive British governments and the profession of initial teacher training since the 1960s. In the 1970s, the Robbins Report led to the introduction of a curriculum which both structurally and substantively represented the ideology of the day: social democracy. More recent government initiatives have re-created training in market image.; Currently, this relationship is seen as one-sided, the government apparently dominating the curriculum through a series of legislative measures. The author, however, suggests that a long-term view of this relationship may reveal a different picture - that the relationship is interactive and beneficial to both sides, and can therefore be regarded as a dialogue.

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A study exploring the relationship between the United Kingdom's ideological government and the "culture" of initial teacher training from the 1960s through the 1990s. Wilkin (Research Unit, Homerton College, Cambridge) chronicles the introduction of curriculum in the 1970s reflecting the social democratic values of the time, and the shift to market value characterizing contemporary training. She suggests that this relationship between governmental ideology and educational principles is interactive and should be considered a beneficial dialogue between the two. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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  • ISBN-13: 9780750705547
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 4/1/1996
  • Pages: 228
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction 1
1 The Nature of Ideology and of Ideological Practices 10
2 The 1960s: The Robbins Report and the Ideology of Progress 36
3 The 1970s: Loss of Ideological Contact 71
4 The 1980s: Advent of a New Ideology 134
Coda: The Early 1990s 175
Conclusion 182
Appendix 188
References 195
Index 210
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